Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category
In the annual Automotive Excellence Awards from Popular Mechanics the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was named Best Minivan. The process takes about a year as the editors drive the contenders and choose the model that “transcends the competition.” The Pacifica continues the proud tradition of firsts in the segment including the first minivan available as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. (more…)
The testing is over and the 2014 Ram 1500 has been named Motor Trend’s 2014 Truck of the Year®. That is back to back for those keeping score at home. The Ram 1500 is the first back-to-back winner of the Motor Trend Truck of the Year award. When it comes to truck accolades, Ram Trucks have claimed three Motor Trend Truck of the Year® awards in the last five years.
In this year’s testing the Ram 1500 was up against the all new Chevy Silverado, Toyota Tundra and GMC Sierra among others. Even though the 2014 Chevy Silverado was completely redesigned, the Ram 1500 came out on top again. The judges still appreciated the innovations introduced in the 2013 Ram 1500 and were blown away by the all new EcoDiesel engine. (more…)
The new Dodge Dart is more than just a fun to drive car with a pretty face. The 2013 Dodge Dart has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick Award. The all new impressive Dart sedan scored Good which is the top rating given in front and side impact crash testing by the Institute. The 2013 Dodge Dart offers an impressive combination of fuel efficiency, performance and safety in a fun to drive car that won’t drain your wallet.
Dodge Dart Safety
The IIHS Top Safety Pick Award measures how well a vehicle protects the driver and passengers in the vehicle during a crash. For a vehicle to earn the top designation it must rate Good in the front crash test, side impact test and roof strength test. The vehicle must also be evaluated for the protection offered by the seat and head restraints in preventing neck injuries. The crash test ratings and the head restraint tests use a scale ranging from Good, Acceptable, Marginal and Poor with Good being the top performer.
In addition to being named a Top Safety Pick the 2013 Dodge Dart provides plenty of safety features. The new Dart is equipped with ten airbags to help protect the occupants during a vehicle crash. Car buyers will also enjoy knowing that Electronic Stability Control is standard to help drivers maintain control of the vehicle during extreme steering situations. The innovative Dodge Dart also offers optional features including a Rear Park Assist System, Rear Back Up Camera and Rear Cross Path Detection. (more…)
Once again the innovative 3.6 Liter Pentastar V6 Engine has been named to the Ward’s 10 Best Engines list. To qualify for the list engines are compared to the previous year’s winners. The Pentastar V6 has made the Top 10 for three consecutive years now and is the only truck engine to make the prestigious list of top automobile engines.
The editors from Wards evaluated the 3.6 Liter Pentastar V6 paired with an 8 speed Torqueflight transmission in a 2013 Ram 1500. This power plant combination yields more acceleration in the lower gears and improves overall engine efficiency. The fuel efficiency also impressed the editors as the Pentastar had an increase in fuel efficiency without a loss of towing capacity. The Pentastar V6 pounds out 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque while providing best in class fuel economy.
The 2013 Ram 1500 has been racking up an impressive list of awards this model year including the Super Bowl of truck awards the 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year Award. Other significant awards earned by Ram Trucks this year include being named Truck of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association.
Now is a great time to get behind the wheel of the award winning 2013 Ram 1500 for yourself. Once you take the Ram on a test drive you’ll understand just what all the automotive critiques have been gushing about. If you are looking for a winning combination be sure to visit Lone Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram where not only will your new truck come with plenty of awards but you will also be protected by our Free Lifetime Powertrain Warranty and Free Oil Changes for the first 50,000 miles of ownership.